I think I’m caught up now!
It’s been fun to see some of the final finishes going in.
Pedro is making good progress on the studio.
José and José laying bricks on the steps to the sunken patio.
The vanity for one of the guest baths. It looks considerably more contemporary than we expected.
The first bit of shingle siding looks terrific. They were dipped in stain and then back brushed before installation. That will help to seal them so that they’ll last longer and insures sharp lines against white trim pieces. Ben did a great job of installing them.
Sunken patio steps completed!
One of the bosses had this idea for head to head beds in the loft formerly known as my office.
70 amp electric heater to keep the inside somewhat warm until a temp furnace can be installed. This costs about $1.09 per hour in electricity to run so I’ll be very glad when the temp gas furnace is installed.
Sam and Aaron installing the limestone caps on the upper terrace wall.
Ben installing shingles on the south side of the large shed roof. Romero installing brick on the stops down to the terrace. Yes, both guys are there.
Lower Level changing room shower.
They spent considerable time figuring out the best layout for the tiles. The result (above) is really great.
Window seat in guest bedroom.
Romero tamping in a brick. It takes a lot of skill and patience to do the great job that he’s doing.
All done for now. Pedro said that he needs to wait on the roof on the pediment to be finished before he can do anymore.
Pedro’s corners are spot on!
Dan and Sam laid down sleepers in the studio. Hydronic heat tubing will be laid in between these and then gypcrete poured to fill in and then wood flooring can be nailed to the sleepers.